This tasty pantry beef crumble is one of those staples that everyone loves to have. If you have never tried it, your family will love it once they get a taste.
Don’t stress about prepping. Most of the ingredients in this dish are things you already have at home. Some of them you probably use daily.
Try This Tasty Pantry Beef Crumble That Your Family Will Love!
To start, bring out the beef
This dish is traditionally made with beef crumbles or jar-chipped beef. Yet, there are many types of meat that can be used. If you have ground beef, pork, chicken, or turkey, cook it and use the crumbles here.
Other options that work include Spam or canned ham, bacon, or canned chicken for those that prefer poultry.
Get ready to cook this pantry beef crumble!
For the roux, flour and butter are essential. If you don’t have any butter, use vegetable oil instead, and it will work just as well. As for the flour, other good options are gluten-free alternatives, like arrowroot or rice flour.
As for the milk, this part adds creaminess and texture to the dish, but it can be replaced. Some options to use include sour cream, Greek plain yogurt, or coconut milk.
Keep in mind the flavor and texture varies, so you may need to adjust your ingredients.
The rice or toast in this dish is what gives the crunch, but you can use egg noodles, quinoa, or bulgur wheat.
And finally the seasoning!
This dish calls for garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. All of these are common ingredients, but you can replace them if needed.
You can use onion powder, a dash of soy sauce, cumin, and even curry powder for a bit more aroma and flavor.
To finish, all you have to do is serve with the toast, rice, or your replacement. You are all set for dinner tonight, and your family will love this meal!
Tasty Pantry Beef Crumble
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups (360 ml) milk
2 cups (256 g) dried crumbles or 1 jar 12 oz (300 g) chipped beef
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
dash of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
toast or cooked rice
- To start, melt the butter in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat.
- Add in the flour and stir continuously until it forms a thick roux.
- You can now reduce the heat and pour in the milk slowly, or a little at a time while stirring continuously until the mixture thickens.
- Allow it to simmer and stir in the beef and the seasonings.
- Serve warm with toast or top it over cooked rice.